Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New release: DUNUMS

DUNUMS is a beautiful array of song-scapes, at times delicate, at times jarring. It is the self-titled debut album by composer and multi-instrumentalist Sijal Nasralla. He wrote and recorded all of the pieces while residing in Asheville, North Carolina, and collaborated with local avant rockers to make the album come to life. Drummer Ryan Oslance (Ahleuchatistas) appears on several tracks, and Moog contributions by Rosser Douglas (Hello Hugo) make their way into the album, as well as organ work by Kevin Lloyd Hill. The album was recorded and mixed by sound engineer David Barrett, who has worked with acclaimed bands such as Twin Shadow, Little Dragon, and Mute Math.

In Arabic, the word “dunum” (dūnam) is the most arbitrary unit of land measurement, used to quantify spaces differently by farming communities of the Levant.  In DUNUMS, Nasralla draws from his background as an experimental guitarist to explore new terrain, pushing boundaries and exploring his own identity as a Palestinian raised in America. The result is unique. Ambient drones and lively guitar riffs pierce through dystopian yet tender walls of noise. Feelings of surreal, vast emptiness are suffused with sunlight. Nasralla weaves rhythm, sound and mood to create an innovative new medium through which solidarity with Palestine can be expressed.

“Eater Syria” is a breathtaking journey where dreamlike lyrics in Arabic are punctuated by catchy guitar riffs that evolve into unabashed onslaughts of sound. “Note 14” is stormy and haunting, with unexpected ghostly vocals that grip you and tickle your core. “Sides” is uplifting, with some disarmingly happy moments amidst complex dissonance and a warm bed of rhythm. “So White” has an almost surf-rock quality, pulsating with fiery, tangling guitar lines. “B.N.T.E” is a masterpiece of subtlety, maybe evoking the land scarred by tumult, memories in ruin. “Blood Moon” resonates with its own kind of possibility, melodic spontaneity and rejection of conventions in favor of fresh, uncharted territories. “The Vaguries Suite” is a like a dark cloud lifting from your mind, revealing patterns you never knew existed, places you hadn’t thought of. Maybe you are being dragged to a weird party. “A Golden Wrapper” catches you sideways, upside down on a garden gate, not ready for the gleaming, raw sunburn that might stay with you a while. TWIAFTP (“The World is a Fucking Terrible Place”) is a soothing masterpiece, both charming and dreadful.

An uncertain playfulness permeates the entire record.

Limited edition physical albums are now available for order via email:
Contact us at haunted.clockwork AT gmail DOT com

Saturday, November 17, 2012


At the age of 7, ΩMΩ was selected to be the test subject in a soviet space-program project, researching the growth and development of a human child to adult in orbit. The project lost funding only a few years into the study, due to the collapse of the Soviet-Union, leaving ΩMΩ adrift till the early 2000's. Having spent more than 15 years in anti-gravity isolation, ΩMΩ claims to have learnt a secret language, taught to him through radio communication with entities of unknown origin.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mono y Banana: BarrioBeat Videos

Mono y Banana performed at Café La Maquina in Lima, Perú. Two of their songs were captured by Peruvian media team BarrioBeat. Check out the videos below!

For "A Million Broken Bikes" (written by Banana Lazuli for vocals and thumb piano), Mono y Banana team up with 3 members from "Ser Música", a local initiative devoted to promoting contemporary Peruvian women's music. Adele Fournet + Irazema Vera (vocals & body percussion) and Molly Clinehens (melodica) add their voices, rhythms and melodies to this mystical piece which explores the nature of the heart and the cosmos. A studio version of "A Million Broken Bikes" will be released on Banana Lazuli's album coming out on Visionquest Music later this year.

Mono y Banana explore some new territory when they play a North Indian traditional folk song entitled "Durgati Nashini" - an ancient song written centuries ago in honor of the Hindu goddess Durga. With Mono on percussion and Banana and harmonium, the pair lift up their voices in celebration of divine energy.

For more videos by Barrio beat, check out their website.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


OllO serves up some live improvised electronic-mouth music!!
1 mic through kaoss pad quad and KP3.
all loops captured on the spot.
video by OllO in the Haunted Clockwork Studio
Montreal, Canada

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice 2011 Compilation

We are honored to present to you the latest compilation from Haunted Clockwork Records. This compilation is the second release in the solstice series. In honor of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, we bring you diverse music that ranges from glistening and hibernatory to uplifting and euphoric.

This release was compiled by Anna Luisa Daigneault and Oliver Lewis, with help from Meghan Riley and other members of the Experimental Choir of Montreal. Thanks to Marty O'Connor for help with the graphic design. Many thanks to all the wonderful musical collaborators who contributed to this compilation!
released 22 December 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dear wonderous beings, happy solstice time! here is a musical gift for you. We have just released a FREE Summer Solstice Compilation that includes 14 super tracks of blissful sonic magic with collaborators in Montreal, Lima and San Francisco. crossing boundaries of all kinds. please download and share at will :) Many thanks to all the wonderful musical collaborators who contributed to this compilation! So many amazing and interesting people came together for this compilation, reaching across the Americas.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Continuing Decline of Giraffro

Brought to you once again by HC collaborating with Hamsterpineapple... Giraffro continues his descent into madness, in the Canadian wilderness.

The Fall of Giraffro

Haunted Clockwork collaborates with Hamsterpineapple to bring you "The Fall of Giraffro", filmed in rural Canada.